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islamophobia hate crime cross the u.k. following the murder of a british soldier by muslim extremists in london. international approaches to peace in syria clash russia and the u.s. are stressing diplomacy while britain and france went to the rebels directly. questions over the brutal methods used by french police against protesters following an anti-gay marriage rally over the weekend with the authorities accused of playing just how big the dissent was. also reporting the powerhouses of asia and europe struggle to avoid a trade war as the e.u. threatens to make beijing pay more to sell its products below market value.
international news and comment live from our studio center here in moscow this is. british police have arrested two men suspected of setting fire to a mosque in eastern england is the latest in a series of hate crimes across the country spot by the brutal killing of a british soldier in london by self-proclaimed defenders of muslims the surge of islamophobia has some concern that society is about to split. reports. the police investigation into the death of drama lee rigby is still ongoing but last week's killing of the off duty soldier by islamic extremists has already provoked an anti muslim backlash religious charity faith masses say they used to receive five calls a day reporting racial abuse that figure is now up to over one hundred calls
a day reporting anti muslim incidents the abuse includes the pulling off of women's headscarves attacks against mosques anti muslim graffiti and general abuse social media has also provided a platform for some to vent their anti islamic sentiments a number of arrests of already been made the news has left many muslims here saying that they're afraid to leave their houses while community leaders say that they're concerned about the spread of the incidents with reports of anti muslim abuse coming from across the entire country at the same time a new poll says that two thirds of people living in the u.k. believe that there will be a clash of the civilizations between white britons and british muslims something that could be increasingly threatening to britain's image of multiculturalism and ethnic diversity. see london well earlier i spoke to investigative journalist turney goals ling who thinks the attackers of not be monitored closely enough. how
did these guys who were right at the very top of the terror watch list their x l maturing people how on earth did they not get spotted preparing for some kind of terror act and what was the car bugged for example this is one question that hasn't been answered m i five have gone very quiet on all these kinds of topics how do they get ammunition how did they get a revolver had they been following really these kinds of questions i mean they've got something like four thousand staff m i five and if they can't keep an eye on the people who are the very top of the watch list then there needs to be a real shake up and heads need to roll there and does this draw attention to the public or britain's foreign policy in what way could this have an impact on future military engagements in was in countries well it doesn't just have an impact on the islamic community and i can assure you that many people in this country around happy about i mean look for example what we've done to iraq an illegal war now
we've had another bomb attack today we've made a mess in a wreck of these places the arab league's prediction that we were going to open the gates of hell in iraq has come true and actually britain and tony blair of george bush two are responsible for this so it's not just the muslim population the other thing is we've got other extremists here in britain that is to say you know sort of anti islamic extremists two weeks ago a man a pensioner coming home from his mosque in birmingham in the midlands of britain was murdered and this got almost no coverage whatsoever and we need to have make sure that the security services are taking exactly the same sort of measures against the anti muslim like the defense league these kinds of organizations as they are against the islamic organizations what they're trying to do is actually demonize muslims in a similar way to actually to the nazis demonized jews back in the one nine hundred thirty s. and it's ridiculous we've got to stop that we don't want that for my five thank you
very much. we're following developments in the u.k. on air and online a full timeline of events since the murder of lee rigby last wednesday with reaction and analysis from experts and officials it's all waiting for you on our web site r.t. dot com. central paris is witness violence on its streets over the weekend a mass rally in protest at laws allowing same sex marriage turned into clashes police crackdown on the far right activists who joined the demonstration police arrested three hundred fifty people for refusing to disperse or occupying private property organizers insisted by a million protesters turnout but authorities say it was more like one hundred fifty thousand rounds of seeing protests grow as many become angry with president lands failure to set the nation's economy straight birken he's part of an anti gay marriage and adoption movement that took part in the protests on sunday and he told me early that people were detained just for voicing their beliefs you wouldn't be
able to provide any picture nor any film of any broken glass any burning car any violence during the protest. at the same time many people have been arrested several hundred people have been arrested by the police just because they were wearing suits with this logo there systematically the government tends to divide by three the numbers of protesters in parts that are against its policies you know when a kid has lost its parents probably. dearest wish to be adopted by a man and a woman and. i. make people believe in the future that they can be born from two men or two women and this is extremely dangerous and by the way we look through all the rise to procreation and
nodders which people in france are extremely worried about and extremely against. and john laughlin from the institute of democracy and cooperation in paris thinks to our land is just using gay marriage as a cover for his political failures. none of the policies of a long class for a long can be described as left wing he campaigned you'll recall on against austerity saying that he was going to accept an austerity package and of course as soon as he was in power he image that meant it won and this is having very serious effects on french society so to substitute if you like for this failure to pursue any kind of left wing social or economic policy is instead putting forward or putting through this law on gay marriage which in the words of its own authors will bring about a change of civilization it's a kind of substitute if you like to the economic policy that he refuses to to implement and that's for the police they are acting under government orders they're
ministry of the interior was in the police headquarters yesterday more or less directing operations so they are acting politically r.t. life here in moscow still ahead for you this hour a global battlefield as washington continues to flex its military muscles around the world we look at whether the never ending war on terror is justified. plus r.t. heads to northern england for a look at whether the once mighty british industrial complex really is showing signs of recovery. britain and france are pushing to be allowed to supply weapons to the syrian rebels and what the e.u. arms embargo on the conflict torn country lifted the sanctions expire on friday and for now most european union members are strongly against arming the al-qaeda linked opposition this comes as top russian and u.s. diplomats prepared to discuss final preparations for next month's international conference on syria says syria has the latest. we have the u.k.
and france who are aggressively pushing for a lifting partial lifting of that embargo on syria in order to send arms to the rebels say you kill your foreign secretary. to get the other e.u. members to agree with him that arming of the a moderate is arming the so-called moderate rebels in syria also france's leaders have been particularly aggressive in trying to lobby the other leaders to be on board in fact today. leading newspaper also published a report saying that serious forces loyal to bashar al assad had used chemical weapons because one of the reporters had experience effects of it critics would certainly point out that the timing of the publication especially since leaders are to make a decision today now on the other side you have france or the u.k. on one side on the other side you have several countries that lifting the embargo would mean that arms could eventually end up in the wrong has in violent hands in syria they're also pointing out to the fact that human human rights abuses have been committed by both sides which means it includes rebels in syria so again
differences abound this isn't the subject of the conversation here in fact. if there is no agreement it seems that each country will have to have its all sanctions policy on syria that's already what we've been seeing and if this happens a status quo does remain in syria the conflict continues let's remember the goal of this russia u.s. led talks for peace is to convince everybody to be on the same page or sit down for talks peace talks in geneva and now washington did indeed express their support for the rebels and this could prove to be a problem in trying to get all sides involved bashar al assad in principle had said that he will attend those talks however the opposition has said that they will only do so if bashar al assad steps down we go back again to these pre-conditions these differences in before making any steps or progress into the peace process and we've already seen that everybody agrees essentially to have a solution for syria the crux of the matter here is how to go about doing so each country seems to have its own vision of how to accomplish this goal and this is
already what we've been seeing for the past couple of years and we can say that it has been hampering any substantial progress in syria. a lot of the parents are making a last ditch effort to bolster the syrian rebels who are losing the fight against damascus well that's the view of middle east expert professor jeremy salt we know the syrian army has just about retaken completely the town of now and the very shortly will move north towards homs to make sure that's completely explained they will move on to hala and that wealth course is going to be a big struggle because the groups there are very well entrenched so that what comes out of this is that the syrian army is steadily getting on top of this insurgency william hague made a lot of bizarre states when he said that that the embargo is lifted that extremism would flourish i think it's very odd because we know that extremism in syria has flourished simply because if you pump into the country the hague must know he must surely know this no must that there's no way that the groups can
recover from where they are now if they can't overthrow the governments know whether to do that so why is he saying this and the only reason he can't have for saying this is that he wants to have a card in his hand when this conference begins next month in geneva that you know in other words that can be told of a lesser degree to what we want we're going to continue arming the rebels there's no other possible motive with him wanting to do that. well we want you to tell us what you think about this forthcoming peace conference in geneva hosted by russia and the us will achieve anything is your thought so far online poll at r.t. dot com it's on our home page we can see that the majority fifty two percent believe in the cheve nothing because it won't go ahead meanwhile just over a third think a peace plan could be formed but question whether the syrian rebels will stick to the plan but already down there seven percent believe that perhaps this could lead to the end of western backed support for the rebels and four percent are of the
belief that a sad could resign those are your thoughts at the moment dot com let us know what you think well after the break we'll be finding out whether this syrian conflict is now spilling over the borders and what impact it's having on its neighboring countries that's after the break stay with us in moscow.
speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about six of the i.p.t. interviews intriguing stories are you. trying. to find out more visit our big. dog called. the news continues here on r t the syrian conflict is causing tension in neighboring countries taking fears it could spread across the entire region a rocket was reportedly fired from lebanon into israel just a day off to an attack on part of the lebanese capital in the latest escalation of sectarian strife in the country but his middle east correspondent is following the
latest developments. he has been a leader hassan nasrallah has killed he stated that he and his below are involved in the war in syria he was addressing thousands of his supporters in the southern beirut suburb of dusk here on sunday and in that speech a pledge an all out support for the syrian president bashar assad saying that his shiite muslim group would stay in the syrian war to quote him to be end of the road and achieve victory together. where we are there are two major threats facing the lebanese people and the entire region today the first imitates from israel and its avid intentions and plots the second thread stems from the changes taking place in syria which neighbors our cities villages and homes syria is seeing major activity by radical islamist movements. that's want to say that his war was with the extremists he called an attack fearless he said that tens of thousands of them from all over the world are currently fighting in syria and he warned that if syria
forces they've been on to move forward this in turn he said would lead to israel we occupying lebanon now eleven his media is reporting that a rocket has been fired towards israel from the lebanese town of measure you and this is off to two other rockets landed in the has been a stronghold in doubt here on sunday the lebanese army saying that those rockets were fired from inside lebanon towards the hizbollah stronghold the united nations has been concerned over his the as involvement for quite some time the arab sheik the arab chief the arab league chief has urged them to stop fighting in syria but that's fine addressed this during his sunday address saying why is the u.n. not calling on the extremists to stop fighting inside syria and again reiterating that they are fighting not only for syria but for lebanon as well earlier there were also dozens of his vilified as reportedly killed during fighting in a key syrian town of qusayr your so what we do see is the tension on the ground
heating up. still to come is the industry getting back on its feet at the north of england for a look at whether the once mighty british industrial complex really is showing signs of recovery. that's still to come but first to america's war on terror a facelift has caused a storm of criticism for president obama and with a vast military presence worldwide many are asking whether what the u.s. does is even legal if he's going to reports president obama in his major national security speech this may quoted james madison saying no nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare at the very same time the administration claims power to wage endless war across the globe there was a senate hearing this may revisiting the authorization for use of military force which congress enacted days after nine eleven attacks in two thousand and one at a hearing pentagon officials claimed that authorization gives the president power
to wage endless war anywhere in the world including syria yemen and the congo and when asked how long they predict this war on terror is going to last they said quote from ten to twenty years the agree with me that when it comes to international terrorism we're talking about a worldwide struggle. absolutely sure that would you agree with me the battlefield is wherever the enemy chooses to make it. is sir from boston the two. so by the administration's definition the wall that is the battlefield with me today is brian becker with the answer coalition brian thanks for joining bryan you have president obama saying that his national security speech that the u.s. is not engaged in a boundless war and yet you have this vast military presence across the globe does it look like the u.s. this really seeking to limit itself in the use of military force no in fact the policy in the institutional policy is for the united states then it would be prepared for endless war but that being engaged in all of the activities that would
lead one to believe that they are an endless war there's one point three million u.s. military personnel three hundred to four hundred thousand of them are overseas there's nine hundred military bases the united states spends not five hundred twenty five billion which is the defense department budget but really about a trillion dollars on warfare that's greater than the next sixteen nations combined we see an integrated network of bases now drone bases growing increasingly this is to have a full spectrum domination using the military as the club the administration argues that all their military actions in the countries that the u.s. is not at war with are perfectly legal under the u.s. congress it's authorization for use of military force that's their legal justification for continuing all these attacks what about international law well international law has been shredded by the so-called global war on terrorism or the authorization bill that allows the u.s. to invade any country bomb any country and kill whoever it wants the u.n.
charter is quite clear the united states like all other member nations of the united nations can only go to war as an act of imminent self-defense but in fact the united states by arrogating to itself the right to war anywhere against anyone all the time is clearly in violation of international law but president obama. says the administration does not violate anybody's sovereignty because it operates in consultation with the governments concerned the whole population of pakistan their parliament unanimously remotely opposed drone strikes and yet they continue so maybe the administration is in consultation with the government there but certainly not the people i'm going to check on me today was a prime backer with the answer coalition from our studio in washington thanks for watching. some stunning pictures from the russian city of kid all over at the moment on a website that's in the king out of the window and seeing hundreds of tons of metal heading straight for you and that became a reality for the residents of this apartment block luckily nobody was hurt but online for the amateur video of the accident and pictures of the aftermath.
also there for you the japanese public reacts to a slap in the face from a south korean newspaper which labeled the. atomic bombings divine punishment to take years post war crimes check out the full story at r.t. dot com. germany has told the european commission it won't get behind a plan to impose tariffs on some chinese imports as part of attempts to stave off a trade war with asia's biggest financial engine the e.u. accuse beijing of dumping goods onto the market below cost price and undermining its european rivals but china's premier warned further scrutiny will only backfire on consumers ortiz peter oliver has been following talks between the two last year alone germany exported around sixty seven billion euros worth of goods to china and they want to see that increase in the future. has in the past made.
the chinese markets last year she visited beijing twice within the space of seven months and she's wanting to make sure that the trade can be done between the two countries especially considering germany's traditional markets in europe do appear to be drying up the financial crisis meaning that those countries in europe that were previously buying german exports will really can't afford to do that at the moment she also perhaps has an eye on the future in a potential british exit from the european union that could see over seventy billion euros worth of exports put into doubt if great britain wasn't part of the trading union or that is the a you for the chinese they want to do more business with germany germany is one of the few countries that is kept its head above water when it's come to this financial crisis they have also that means that they're one of the few countries economically that can afford to buy more and more chinese exports so that's why
we're seeing the world's second largest economy in china courting europe's largest economy in germany to try and mutually to increase mutually beneficial trade between the two countries as well ali the former member of the european parliament glyn ford told me there will be serious ramifications to any trade war. i think it would be disastrous particularly over the solar panels case to get into such a war because we will cut off our nose to spite our face we're going to lose more jobs in the installation industry by probably an order of might be true that we might conceivably save in the solar panel construction industry it appears don't sensical but there does seem to be some momentum behind it solar panels are really the first out of the eyes of the traps and we're getting to a point now when provision of dumping jews are going to be announced and then there's an opportunity for negotiations between the european commission on and
china about whether we can set a minimum price but that in itself may be bad for your consumers and the commissioner apparently playing hardball and refusing to make very many concessions in nearly negotiations it's unclear what's going to happen we have the commission on the verge of if you want complaining to itself over mobile phone components in the sense that there's been no official complaint from industry but the commission is planning to take up the issue alongside the solar panels issue. a series of complaints not only about dumping but also about chinese government subsidies which in a sense is rather more worrying because this solar panel industry is one industry where the dumping complaints about the government make it covers the whole of chinese production which will be much more likely to lead to a major trade war. in the world update this hour at least sixty six people have been killed and many more wounded in a string of car bomb attacks in baghdad explosions struck mostly shia areas in the iraqi capital and
a busy commercial street that the bombings hit iraq almost daily the moment the country suffered an upsurge in sectarian violence since the u.s. withdrew its troops in late two thousand and eleven. thousands of ethnic albanians turned out to march in protest at the arrest of six former rebel commanders in pristina the suspects including republican ambassador to albany allegedly committed war crimes during the kosovo war in the late ninety's they're accused of running at attention center where civilian captors were tortured to death cases led by the u.s. mission in kosovo which has been operating since the student unilaterally declared independence from serbia in two thousand and eight. the u.k.'s industrial output is on the up which should be a reason for optimism in britain's once flourishing industrial regions but as our correspondent sara firth found out the recovery may still not be enough. britain's industry seems to be showing some signs of life recent figures from the office for
national statistics show industrial production is up which some of seen as a sign the u.k. might be slowly bringing itself back from the brink of another recession but renowned historian nicholas comfort has mapped the decline of the once industrial giant and says that when it comes to industry the k. is still falling far behind the global competition have been massive individual companies the second largest manufacturing power in the world in terms of exports we had a massive car industry a huge aircraft industry we were world leaders in computing and nuclear power and over that period pretty well all of this is evaporated along with the loss of great british brands britain has gone from having the majority of its workforce in manufacturing to having little over ten percent so just how did this happen you know this clear need for all industries to keep being updated and relevant and the
way to do that is to work closely with the workforce and show that there is that modernization happening the life support was turned off for many. industries looted by the seemingly easy cash of the cities finance industry passed governments dismantled largest ways of british industry arguing they were no longer profitable or here in the northeast that heavy industry is a huge point of pride when the coal mines in the still works and the shipyards were dismantled it wasn't just the loss of the industry it was a huge emotional loss as well and it's one that many here have never really recovered from in the aftermath of the industrial collapse for a skilled labor workforce there was little else today that void is evident with the northeast suffering from the highest unemployment in the country. don't seem to be getting any better in the shipyards and factories and all a kind of store. of effect you know just things don't seem to be getting but don't
seem to be picking up things seem to make it more difficult especially for people on more income or with lukewarm but along with the recent piece to manufacturing figures there are signs that things could be looking up the regions on your leg sports have almost doubled in the last five years enabling job creation in areas such as the car industry recent industrial resurrections might not be enough to replace what once was but this isn't least an attempt to breathe life back into areas such as this and for many in the communities here that could prevent a welcome lifeline sarath say in the north east of england the news continues with me in the news team in just over half an hour from now in the meantime we have some heated debate in cross talk with peter navarro.
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